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Darzi (Hindu traditions) in India

Darzi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,901,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Darzi (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Gujarati Darzi migrated from Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh. Some Darzi are in other Indian states. There are a mixture of Muslims and Hindus among them. The Gujarati Darzi speak Gujarati and Hindi and they read and write in Gujarati and Devanagari. They are vegetarians and they eat wheat and rice as cereals.

The Darzi are endogamous, preferring to marry members of their own group. Divorce and remarriage is allowed as is polygamy. With inheritance, property is shared among the sons with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have marriage and birth ceremonies. Young infants and babies are buried while adults are cremated. There is a set pollution period.

The Gujarati Darzi are landless. They are tailors by tradition and many work as tailors now. Some are business people. There is a council that looks after local matters.

The word Darzi means tailor. Some Darzi work in the textile industry and in the rural regions some are farmers.

Though the Darzi believe in education, girls do not get educated. They use modern medicines and family planning.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God Gives the Darzi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Darzi council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others among them to Salvation too.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:15 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,901,000
Largest States:
Maharashtra (698,000)Gujarat (484,000)
Madhya Pradesh (367,000)Uttar Pradesh (349,000)
Karnataka (233,000)Telangana (192,000)
Andhra Pradesh (182,000)Rajasthan (123,000)
Tamil Nadu (115,000)Odisha (28,000)
Total States on file:29
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People Name in Country: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AujiBhavasar Kshatriya
Bhavsar KshatriyaChhipa
Gujarati DarziIdrasi
ROP3 Code: 111889
Joshua Project People ID: 16673
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,901,000
Population all Countries: 2,909,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Darzi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindi (949,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (431,000)Marathi (431,000)
Telugu (423,000)Kannada (190,000)
Tamil (105,000)Marwari (47,000)
Konkani (39,000)Khandesi (35,000)
Odia (24,000)Awadhi (20,000)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 52
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.67 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small1.33 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (
Film / VideoA Pilgrimage (
Film / VideoAasha - Hope (
Film / VideoCoconuts (
Film / VideoCreation to Christ (
Film / VideoFathers Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoHaqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoTen Virgins (
Film / VideoThe Final Prodigal (
Film / VideoThe Hope Video: View in Hindi
Film / VideoThe Price of Life (
Film / VideoYeshu Satsang (
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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